These Garlic Herb Breadsticks are made completely from scratch and are packed with flavourful herbs, garlic, onion, and parmesan cheese! The perfect side for Thanksgiving dinner!
Author: Naomi Andres
large mixing bowl
measuring cups & spoons
silicone pastry brush
For the Dough:
½cupwarm water (110℉)
1teaspoonactive dry (traditional) yeast
¾cupwarm water (110℉)
2tablespoonssalted butter, melted
1 teaspoondried thyme
1teaspoon dried basil
2 ½-2 ¾ cupsall-purpose flour
For the Garlic Butter:
¼cupsalted butter, melted
Stir 1 teaspoon of sugar and yeast into the ½ cup of warm water and let sit for 10 minutes until the mixture is frothy and bubbly. In another bowl, stir together the Parmesan cheese, salt, remaining 1 teaspoon of sugar, thyme, basil, oregano, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Place the ¾ cup of warm water and melted butter in a large bowl. Add 2 cups of flour and the cheese/herb mixture and stir. Add the yeast mixture once it's frothy and continue stirring while adding another ½ cup of flour.
Turn the mixture onto a lightly floured counter and knead for 5 minutes or until the dough is soft, smooth and no longer sticking to your hands. Dust the counter with a small amount of flour when you notice the dough sticking to your hands but try not to add too much extra flour (too much flour will make the dough tough). Form the dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and a dry towel and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour. The dough should double in size.
Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Once the dough has finished rising, punch down and turn onto a very lightly floured counter. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces (I cut it into quarters and then each quarter into thirds for a total of 12 pieces).
Roll each piece of dough into a long "snake" breadstick shape using your hands on the countertop. Each breadstick should be about 8 to 10 inches long and about ½ to ¾ of an inch in diameter. Place each breadstick on the prepared baking sheets, 6 per pan, leaving at least 1 to 2 inches between for rising/spreading. Cover both pans with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350℉ a few minutes before the breadsticks finish rising. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and parsley to make the garlic butter glaze.
Once the breadsticks have risen, remove the plastic wrap and bake both pans in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Then, take each pan out of the oven and brush the garlic butter onto each breadstick using a silicone pastry brush. Return to the oven and bake for another 7-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving*.
*These breadsticks are best served fresh out of the oven but you could also make them ahead of time and heat in a 350℉ oven for a few minutes before serving.
Garlic Herb Breadsticks https://www.kneadsomesweets.com/garlic-herb-breadsticks/ October 6, 2020